Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

[God says,] "...The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
                                                                  1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

He's not strong enough.  She's not smart enough.  He's too fat.  She's unattractive. 

These are things that people might say about a person.  But not God.  God doesn't pay attention to what's on the outside when choosing people.  He loves all, no matter what the qualifications.  And those who love Him will be chosen for His service where they will find joy. 

This passage is written about a small shepherd boy whose older, bigger, stronger brothers were passed over by God for the anointing of being the greatest king Israel would ever have.  All this came about not because what was on the outside, but because of what was on the inside.  David had a heart for God.  He loved God with all his heart, mind, soul and strength.  And because of this, he was chosen by God.  And King David was anointed long before he was actually appointed king by the people.

What this says to us today is that it doesn't matter if we're the most athletic or not.  It doesn't matter if we're the skinniest or not.  It doesn't matter how much education we have or if we won't win any beauty contests.  What matters is what kind of person we are on the inside.  Where our heart is will be always be most matter who we are. 

So where is your heart?  Do you have a heart for God or a heart for the things of this world?

In the love of Christ,


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